Human Anatomy and Physiology

Where do tears come from?

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2009-02-17 00:37:57

They come from a structure called the Lacrimal Gland locate in

the sperior lateral part of the eye socket. Tears are distibuted

onto the eyeball by the Lacrimal Ducts. They are then spread by the

eyelids which eventually push the fluid Medially towards the

Lacrimal lake (technical term for the tear drop often seen under

the eye). From the lacrimal lake the Cannaliculi (what most people,

including the answer above, see as the tear ducts) drain the fluid

into the Lacrimal sac from which the Nasolacrimal Ducts carry the

fluid into the middle meatus of the nose.

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